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Comment: Re:This will help the Occulus Rift A LOT!!! (Score 1) 125

by AuralityKev (#44498467) Attached to: John Carmack Joins Oculus VR As CTO
I'm guessing that whatever Rift drive code Carmack writes will find itself embedded into iDTechn+1, meaning that any game that leverages that version of iDTech will automatically work like a champ with the Rift. VR at no added cost. Game developers might actually be drawn to this, especially with Carmack's track record. Now if the doodz behind the Unreal Engine throw their .02 in too, that would seal it.

Comment: Re:Gee, I expected different results....! (Score 2) 127

It's turtles, I mean investigations, all the way down. Unless it was an external non-related investigating body doing the work, I sincerely doubt the veracity of their conclusions. You'd think the most scientifically advanced (okay, arguably) place of higher learning in the world would have tried to remove any perception of bias on the part of the investigating body. Hire an outside firm at the very least.

Comment: Backfire? (Score 2) 202

by AuralityKev (#44044737) Attached to: Verizon Accused of Intentionally Slowing Netflix Video Streaming
I know when my Netflix stuff starts throttling (not saying it's intentional by my cable co) I just sit and watch slightly more pixelated versions of whatever I was watching at the time. My last reaction is "Dammit, gotta get my ass off the couch, pants on, get in car, drive to Redbox, get disc, watch disc, remember to go back to Redbox and return disc because that's a lot less hassle."

Comment: Portion of the proceeds? (Score 4, Insightful) 179

by AuralityKev (#43015241) Attached to: For Sale: One Nobel Prize Medal (Slightly Used, By Francis Crick)
When I see things like these, especially with grandkids as the spokespeople, it just makes me think it's a cash grab. It's not due to any "inspirational" mojo behind hanging it up somewhere. If that were the case, they should just donate it outright, and maybe have people pay a couple bucks a gander, and toss that to the Francis Crick Institute. Not "a portion" of the proceeds, which could be $10 on a potential windfall.

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